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Body Found Believed to be Man Missing Since February

Lakeview, Ore.– A sad end to the search for a missing Klamath County. Oregon State Police in Lake County say the body of 44-year old Spencer Giesea was found yesterday afternoon. Giesea had been missing since February 13th, when his motor home was found destroyed by fire. Search and rescue crews spent several days trying...
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Cooperative Effort to Save Grouse Pays Off

BEND, Ore. – Oregon is a standout for local collaboration as ranchers, conservation groups, and state and federal agencies work together on public and private land to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list. A new report details the first five years of the Sage-Grouse Initiative by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS...
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Non-Profit to Close

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An organization that raises money for the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge is shutting its doors. Leslie Nicholson with the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge Association says the group’s non-profit gift store will close down at the end of the month due to new laws that make it impossible to keep the store staffed....
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House Passes Bill to Fund Child Abuse Treatment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 2234 yesterday, a bill that works to get more money to help Oregon’s community-based Child Abuse Intervention Centers (CAIC). Current law does not cover the reimbursement of the centers for certain services and treatment, forcing them to make difficult decisions about how many children...
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Jail Levy Would Only Take What’s Needed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It costs about 5-million dollars a year to run the Klamath County Jail… community leaders say the money isn’t always there, and that’s a problem. A new proposed tax levy will be up for a vote in May… a maximum 1-dollar 14 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value… but Todd Kepple with the...
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Judge Rules Oracle Case to Stay in State Courts

Salem, Ore.– A key court victory for Oregon yesterday in its battle against Oracle. A U.S. District Judge has rejected Oracle’s attempt to have the case tried in Federal court. There are actually two lawsuits in play… Oregon has sued the company, accusing its executives of corruption— that’s the case that will stay in a Marion...
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Modoc County DA Asks Courts for Sheriff’s Files

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Modoc County’s District Attorney has filed a request with Modoc Superior Court in attempt to force Sheriff Mike Poindexter to provide information about a case involving alleged excessive force by a police officer. According to a story in the Record News, the DA’s office says they have evidence that a Deputy assaulted a...
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Basin Residents Targeted as Part of National IRS Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A federal investigator says fake IRS agents have targeted more than 166-thousand people with harassing phone calls, demanding payments and threatening jail time. It’s part of a huge, nation-wide scam that’s bilked more than 3-thousand people out of 15.5 million dollars since 2013, including victims here in the Sound. IRS investigators...
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Washingtonians Don’t Understand Pot Laws

Seattle, Wash.– A recent University of Washington study shows that many Washingtonians still don’t understand the specifics of the state’s new law that legalizes marijuana. The U-W research was published in Substance Use & Misuse, and showed that only 57 percent of Washington parents surveyed knew the legal age for recreational pot use. And...
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Dancers Seeking Equal Safety Regs

Salem, Ore.– A group of exotic dancers were in Salem yesterday to tell lawmakers about the hazards they face on the job. Officials with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration, or O-OSHA, confirmed that the agency rarely inspects strip clubs for safety violations. Dancers are considered contractors, and club operators don’t provide health...
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